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loneliness

 [lōn´le-nes]
a sense of dejection because of being alone.
risk for loneliness a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for experiencing vague dysphoria.

loneliness

The anxious, depressed, or dysphoric mood that occurs as a result of physical or psychic isolation.

risk for loneliness

The risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
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The Financial Services Commission (FSC), which needs to decide whether Lone Star is fit to be a shareholder at KEB, said it would conduct its probe according to the case progress in court.
We hope the Lone Parent Helpline will be a lifeline to many lone parents across Scotland, offering much-needed support and practical information.
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Lone refused to join the Ministry and shot a resignation letter to the BJP in anger.
With up to 160 attacks on lone workers every day and a 40% increase in corporate manslaughter prosecutions in recent years, no organisation can afford to be one of the 36% of UK businesses inadequately protecting lone workers today.
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Steve Spaulding, Executive Vice President of Lone Star NGL, said "We believe there will be additional need for more NGL services in the near future and our West Texas Gateway Pipeline strategically positions us to quickly and efficiently leverage expansion opportunities.
The lawsuit, filed in April by two representatives of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Funds (OPERF), revolves around the state's dealings with private equity firm Lone Star Funds and, notably, a 2008 decision to invest in two of the firm's new funds, despite Lone Star's involvement in a financial scandal.